Monday, October 6, 2014

Supermarket Chain Accused of Selling Lottery Tickets to Minors

A public health group in Massachusetts, USA, is asking the Star Market to remove lottery ticket vending machines from its stores.

In a letter written last week, the Northeastern University's Public Health Advocacy Institute accused the supermarket chain of selling lottery tickets to underage players.

The institute says lottery ticket vending machines are often situated next to candy and soda vending machines and further states there are no adequate safeguards in place to prevent minors from buying tickets.

To illustrate its point, the institute enlisted the help of a 14-year-old boy who purchased "$500 Frenzy" and US Mega Millions tickets from machines at several Star Market stores.